Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Little Toot Young

"I got something I ain't said,
a hidden little gem, held
secret, swept aside, under
the great stone bridges up in that
great northeast.

"It's a $180 a week
proposition, signed in
name, black over white,
capital letter gain,

"I'm a slum lord,
everything the other guy
wants to be,

"I got the collateral
to move on the banks,
to pick up that endless gain,
on the loans, on the lives,
on the floors, stairs, doors,
kitches, bedrooms, living
rooms, section 8,

"I'm a slumlord.
I'm a slumlord,
taking my father's place"

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